This rich-tasting but better-for-you creamy chicken soup has a delicious chicken pot pie feel to it. We call for rotisserie chicken to streamline your prep time--look for a nice big one with lots of breast meat on it. Pair this comforting and easy soup recipe with a green salad, or, if you're really hungry, a grilled cheese sandwich.

Karen Rankin
Source:, October 2019


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Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter with olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add onion, carrots, celery and salt, and cook, stirring often, until vegetables are slightly softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add flour and stir to coat. Stir in broth and milk and let mixture come to a boil. Add uncooked noodles to boiling mixture. Cover and cook until noodles are al dente, about 8 minutes. Stir in chicken and peas and cook until pasta reaches desired doneness and chicken and peas are warmed through, about 1 to 2 more minutes. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts

258 calories; protein 23g 46% DV; carbohydrates 24g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 7g; fat 9g 14% DV; saturated fat 4g 20% DV; cholesterol -1mg; vitamin a iu -1IU; vitamin c -1mg -2% DV; folate -1mcg; calcium 101mg 10% DV; iron -1mg -6% DV; magnesium -1mg; potassium 422mg 12% DV; sodium 730mg 29% DV; thiamin -1mg -100% DV.

Reviews (9)

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Hands down this is the best soup I ve ever made from an Eating Well recipe! I ve made it probably 6 times since I found it a few months ago. Nothing about this soup tastes low cal it s extremely filling and best of all it comes together in a snap. Make this soup you will love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved this!! Much better the next day. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I loved this as did my family. I added a few extra spices - garlic rosemary oregano sage and poultry seasoning. I used 1 1/2 c of evaporated milk 1/2 c of whole milk and used the recipe s 4 c of broth but it wasn t as soupy as we d like. Next time I will increase the broth I think. So perfect with a loaf of sourdough. Great and easy recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This recipe is a solid starting point for many variations and one that I will use and adapt often. I used Almond Milk which worked fine. I also added some poultry seasoning thyme and a bay leaf while it cooked. Next time I will add some garlic. I think it would also be great with leftover Thanksgiving turkey and a little sage and rosemary. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Since the recipe called for a rotisserie chicken, I used the carcass to make the broth. This gave the soup great flavor. I also used frozen egg noodles which are more substantial (I used about 3/4 of a 1-pound package--and I simmered the soup for about 15 minutes after adding them). I used 1 tbsp of Penzey's Fox Point seasoning as suggested by another reviewer (I felt the soup still needed the salt called for in the recipe), and I added 1 teaspoon of sugar. I used 4 cups of chicken. This soup (as adapted) was outstanding. It tasted like chicken pot pie without the crust. I know I made a lot of changes, but I think they were worth it. I'll be making this soup often. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I've made lots of cream soups and various iterations of chicken noodle soup but never a creamy noodle soup! This recipe was easy to make with ingredients, save for the ww egg noodles, that I had on hand. I used 2% milk; I almost used evaporated skim as I typically do in cream soups. The best part: it was very filling (important to me!) and delicious. My family wasn't suspicious that the noodles were whole wheat like they are with elbow pasta! I was happy I tried this recipe at the start of soup season; I'll certainly be making it again this winter. Thank you Eating Well! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was delicious!! The only change I made was to cook a slice of bacon in the beginning, it added a nice smoky flavor to it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
LOVE this soup!! Only thing I added was my favorite spice, Fox Point Seasoning from Penzy Spices.. Everyone raved about it . Perfect for a cool autumn night.This is a keeper recipe for sure! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love how easy it is to make this soup -- you can use rotisserie chicken or leftover cooked chicken. Read More